This week on How on Earth we speak with Ainissa Ramirez, materials scientist and author of The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another. In this book, she examines eight inventions and reveals how they shaped the human experience. Listen to how our sleep and language were influenced by some of these inventions. Learn the history about how photographic film was developed, and the surprising use of technological advances in some of our most iconic cameras.
Hosts: Jill Sjong and Beth Bennett
Executive Producer: Beth Bennett
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